Seahawks defense rises to occasion in 20-9 win over LA

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The Seahawks are NFC West Champions after a hard-fought 20-to-9 win over the Rams Sunday at Lumen Field. Seattle’s defense was the story of the day, keeping Los Angeles out of the end zone and holding the Rams to just three field goals. Seahawk coach Pete Carroll was beaming about the team win…

Pete Carroll on Rams Win 2020-12-28

Pete Carroll on Rams Win 2020-12-28

Carroll mentioned the goal line stand, which came with just over 3-minutes remaining in the 3rd quarter. Trailing 13-6, Los Angeles had four plays inside the Seattle 5-yard line and couldn’t score. K.J. Wright said it was a special set of downs for the Seahawk defense…

K.J. Wright on Goal Line Stand 2020-12-28

K.J. Wright on Goal Line Stand 2020-12-28

Seahawks top Rams 20-9 for NFC West Title

Russell Wilson was able to run for a touchdown and throw for another to help Seattle seal the deal, but he says it was that goal line stand that made the difference…

Russell Wilson on Goal Line Stand 2020-12-28

Russell Wilson on Goal Line Stand 2020-12-28

The Rams had won 5-straight against Seattle prior to Sunday’s win. Free safety Quandre Diggs says it was great to make a defensive statement, but they still have work to do…

Quandre Diggs on Building Off the Win 2020-12-28

Quandre Diggs on Building Off the Win 2020-12-28

Seattle sacked Jared Goff three times in the game, but the big play came on a pressure play from Jarren Reed when Goff broke his thumb following through on a pass where his hand hid Reed’s helmet. Goff was ineffective from there on out as Seattle won the NFC West for the first time since 2016.
For Jamal Adams, it is his first division champion as a professional. He couldn’t hide his enthusiasm after the game on Sunday…

Jamal Adams on NFC West Title 2020-12-28

Jamal Adams on NFC West Title 2020-12-28

Offensively, Seattle compiled 292-yards of offense, 95 on the ground and 225 through the air. Russell Wilson had one touchdown rushing and another passing. Next up for the Seahawks is a road game to finish the regular season in Arizona next Sunday on Sunday Night Football against the 49ers. The game kicks off at 5:25pm.

Depleted 49ers shock Arizona

Taking a look at the Les Schwab Scoreboard for the rest of the NFC West Sunday…

NFC West Scoreboard

Third-string quarterback C.J. Beathard threw three touchdown passes to lead the depleted San Francisco 49ers to a 20-to-12 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Jeff Wilson also rushed for 183-yards as the Niners handed the Cardinals a serious blow to their playoff chances.

Seahawks can still earn NFC’s No. 1 seed, but will need help

Here’s what the playoff picture looks like as of today in the NFC. Green Bay is No. 1 and would have a bye. New Orleans is No. 2, Seattle No. 3 and Washington No. 4.

NFC Playoff Picture

The only way Seattle could earn the No. 1 seed in the NFC is to beat San Francisco and have the Packers lose to the Bears and Saints fall to the Carolina Panthers.

Arizona, Dallas and the Giants have a shot. The Cardinals need to beat the Rams to get in. Dallas needs to beat the Giants and have Washington lose to Philadelphia to win the NFC East. The Giants could get in if they beat the Cowboys and Washington loses.

Gonzaga men continue unbeaten start

Turning to the Les Schwab college basketball scoreboard, the Gonzaga men improved to 7-and-oh Saturday with a 98-75 win over Virginia…

Gonzaga beats Virginia 98-75

Corey Kispert scored a career-high 32-points and tied a school record with nine, 3-pointers to lead the No. 1 Zags past the #16 Cavaliers. Drew Timme also had a career high with 29-points and led the Bulldogs with 8-rebounds.
Gonzaga returns to McCarthy Athletic Center tonight to host Northern Arizona at 6 o’clock. The game will be broadcast on ROOT Sports.

Gonzaga women open WCC play

The Gonzaga women begin West Coast Conference play today on the road…

Gonzaga women play at Loyola Marymount tonight

The Lady Bulldogs will tip at Loyola Marymount tonight at 6 o’clock. Gonzaga is ranked No. 23 in the nation and is off to a 5-and-2 start. The Lions are 1-and-4 so far this season.